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"The student is half afraid to meet one of the great philosophers face to face. He feels himself inadequate and thinks he will not understand him. But if he only knew, the great man, just because of his greatness, is much more intelligible than his modern commentator. The simplest student will be able to understand, if not all, yet a very great deal of what Plato said; but hardly anyone can understand some modern books on Platonism." - C.S. Lewis, On the Reading of Old Books

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Major Site Redesign - Phase II In Progress

The rollout of the final part of Phase II is underway! Authors and their works will be separated into distinct pages, and each page will be able to have multiple tabs for presenting information. I'm currently planning to use "Works" for a list of an author's works, "Links" for links to etexts and Amazon.com copies of a particular work, "About" for very brief biographical information or summaries of works, and "Resources" for online or for-sale study guides and other helps.

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I will be moving additional pages and works to the new format as I have time. Currently the old and new formats exist side-by-side, so the links in the index lists will take you to the format corresponding to the author or work selected (trying to make sure I could roll this out one author at a time while keeping everything accessible from any page has been a major reason why the process has taken so long).

New pages from this point forward will mostly just have Works or Links tabs populated; once I get all of the authors and works moved to the new format, I will start working on adding "About" information and resource links.


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Dá Derga's Hostel, The Destruction of
Daisy Miller
Dance, After the
Daniel Deronda
Dao De Jing
Dark Night of the Soul, The
Darkness, Heart of
d'Arthur, Le Morte
Daughter, Rappaccini's
David Copperfield
Days, The Works and
Dead Souls
Death, On Breathing; On Youth and Old Age, On Life and
Death, The Masque of the Red
Death, Sickness Unto
Death, Thoughts for the Times on War and
Death of Dr. Robert Levet, On the
Death of Esther Johnson (Stella), On the
Death of Ivan Ilych, The
Decameron, The
Decisions, Knowledge and
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Sentiments, The
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Defence of Free-Thinking in Mathematics, A
Defence of Poetry, A
Degrees of Knowledge, The
Democracy in America
Democracy and Education
Demons
Demonstration, On Geometrical
Denisovich, One Day in the Life of Ivan
Deronda, Daniel
Descent of Man, The
Destruction of Dá Derga's Hostel, The
Development of Psychoanalysis, The Origin and
Development of the Quantum Theory, Origin and
On Diagnosis in Dreams
Dialogue, The Spiritual (St. Catherine of Siena)
Dialogue, The Spiritual (St. Catherine of Genoa)
Dialogue on Oratory
Dialogues, Three
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences
Dichtung und Wahrheit
Dictionary, Philosophical
Dictionary of the English Language, A
Didache, The)
Dignity of Man, The
Direction of the Mind, Rules for the
Discontent, Winter of our
Discontents, Civilization and its
Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hades
Discourse on Metaphysics
Discourse on Method
Discourses (Epictetus)
Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy
Disease, On the Sacred
Diseases, On Regimen in Acute
Disobedience, Civil
Dissenters, The Shortest-Way with the
Divine Comedy, The
Doctor Faustus
Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Strange Case of
Doctor Robert Levet, On the Death of
Doctor in Spite of Himself, The
Doctrine, Christian
Doll's House, A
Don Juan
Don Quixote
Donne, The Life of Dr. John
Doone, Lorna
Dorian Gray, The Picture of
Dorrit, Little
Dove, The Wings of the
Down Below, Fire
Dream", "I Have a
Dream, A Midsummer Night's
Dreams, On (Aristotle)
Dreams, On (Freud)
Dreams, On Diagnosis in (Galen)
Dreams, The Interpretation of (Freud)
Dreams, On Prophesying by (Aristotle)
Dreary Story, A
Dubliners
Duck, The Wild
Dull Story, A
D'Urbervilles, Tess of the
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